Noah’s Ark Childrens Hospice

September 11th 2019 saw the Chairman Simon Lovell, Hon Treasurer Brian Winterbourne and President Andrew Tompsett hand over the contribution to one of our chosen charities, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, the only hospice of its kind due to open next month fully in Barnet, North London.  Priya and her team dedicated a good few hours giving us the complete tour of this outstanding facility.

It is very rare in the history of the 39 Club that we revisit and support a single worthy cause twice in the same decade.  Chairman Andrew Tompsett chose to support this cause during 2016, as one of his work colleagues lost their 8 year old son Zac which massively hit home to all concerned.  Andrew commented “to revisit this amazing project supporting the 1,200 families currently affected by the blight of terminal illness in children was a moving sight to behold.  The progress made at Noah’s Ark was overwhelming and to witness the effort put in to create and build this high quality and most incredible calm sympathetic building within the countryside was second to none”.  What a terrific good cause and we thank every single member and friend of the 39 Club who have made this donation possible.   We are eternally grateful.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Pete Southwell

The 39 Club have recently been joined by Peter Southwell, who is with the Magee Clothing manufacturer covering the south of the UK.  Peter started his career with Burberry's and has worked with Berwin & Berwin, Timberland and Kangol.  Peter, though based in Exeter, has been attending all recent meetings and functions too, welcome to the The 39 Club, we so hope enjoy being a part of this unique club.

39 Club Annual Spring Lunch 2019

On Friday last week 24th The 39 Club hosted the 63rd Annual Spring Lunch at the Royal Overseas League in St James.  We had a full room with 125 people for an excellent lunch.  The Club guests were entertained by an uplifting speech from retiring buyer from Creaseys Dept Store, St Peter Port, Guernsey peppered with some hilarity and fun from the very talented MC Stuart Henderson ex-Pearson’s of Enfield.
 
Considering the times we are in the event was a resounding success with the 39 Club hosting a mixed crowd of colleagues from the UK, Germany amongst other countries, friends, family and retail customers who all came together to enjoy the splendid traditional occasion.
 
The photo of The 39 Club committee attached is courtesy Tom Bottomley! 

 

2018 Banquet Weekend

Last weekend saw The 39 Club descend into Windsor at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel for the annual Banquet weekend celebration.  Almost 70 people consisting of our members, their family and friends arrived for the celebration weekend in this excellent royal location.    The Friday gave us superb weather where the guests roamed around the town centre, walked over the bridge to the historic and fascinating Eton and probably enjoyed a few drinks like us relaxing by the river.  Unusually the Saturday saw driving rain all day but some managed to brave the wet queue and visit Windsor Castle just a week before the next Royal Wedding!  The 39 Club and two Royal weddings this year for the iconic UK destination which is Windsor.
 
The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel looked after us very well and the Banquet event in the Princess Suite went swimmingly with a very generous amount being raised with the raffle for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, our chosen charity this year.  The Hotel is spread around several locations in the centre of town but enjoys a splendid main central location right under the walls of the castle, right on the river next to the pedestrian bridge connecting Eton giving the most wonderful views at breakfast time.
 
The sunshine was restored on the Sunday.  With or without hangovers the group enjoyed the last few hours visiting the Museum, the Victorian railway station or just a stroll or boat trip to admire the most graceful swans I have ever seen in one river location. A sight to behold.